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This is a guest post by Josh Nason.
Ortiz landed a right hook that dropped Bader and he attacked with a few strikes on the ground before sinking in an arm-in guillotine for the tap at 1:56 in the first round. Ortiz was very emotional post-fight while Bader was sullen.
Ortiz (16-8-1) is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, winning the title in April 2000 at UFC 25 over fellow UFC 132 fighter Wanderlei Silva. He defended the tittle five times before losing the belt to Randy Couture at UFC 44.
Going into Saturday, Ortiz had gone winless in his last five fights (0-4-1) with his last win coming over Ken Shamrock in October 2006.
Josh Nason (@JoshNason) is a New England-based MMA journalist that contributes to Bloody Elbow, FIGHT! Magazine and Wrestling Observer/Figure 4 Online. He co-hosts the weekly MMA Show on New Hampshire ESPN Radio affiliate WGAM 900.